As can be seen, the above overclock not only increases the overall system score, but also reduces the amount of time programs take to open, the speed at which the computer boots up and the general functioning of the workstation.
We also did another quick test involving a basic, high quality Revit render. Despite what one might think, rendering in Revit is handled almost exclusively by the CPU, and can also scale according to the number of cores the CPU has. So in other words, when it comes to rendering in Revit, the more cores the better!
We recently built a Vulcan equipped with an i9 CPU, which like the i7 in this build also had 8 cores, but the main difference being that the i9 CPU has Hyper-Threading. One might think that the fact that they have the same number of cores would equal similar rendering performance, but you would be surprised to learn just how much of a difference the Hyper-Threading makes – even with both CPU’s being at very similar clock speeds as well.
Although this particular CPU being used is advertised as “4.9Ghz” by Intel, what the majority of people don’t know is that in stock form, this is only achieved on 1 of the 8 cores. Not only that, but when using all 8 cores at full speed for extended periods of time, such as when rendering in Revit for example, the CPU drops the core frequency all the way down to 4.3Ghz on all cores in stock form.
Our optimised and overclocked Vulcan CPU used in this build on the other hand, has the CPU cores in sync, and has you working on normal modeling single core tasks at 5Ghz and rendering at 4.6-4.7Ghz on all cores, all the time! This can be achieved safely and reliably thanks to many years of technical know-how as well as the latest in CPU cooling technologies employed by Modena Computers.
Below is the before and after render times for the stock VS overclocked Vulcan workstation.